Sandia National Laboratories and EyeTracking Inc. are researching computer information systems to make national security analysts better at getting meaningful information from large data sets coming in quickly in high-stress environments.
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. Rush is only the second center in the country currently studying this new approach.
The American College of Cardiology will launch two new clinical registry programs to track real world outcomes for the treatment and stroke prevention of patients with atrial fibrillation.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices.
Merck and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced a strategic clinical research collaboration to evaluate Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), in combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or novel anti-tumor medicines.
Participants are being enrolled in the first clinical trial that tests the use of retinal progenitor cells to treat retinitis pigmentosa, reported project director Dr. Henry Klassen of UCI's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. The product of stem cell research at UCI, these retinal progenitors are similar to stem cells in terms of potential regenerative properties, but they're specific to the retina.
The sunshield on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the largest part of the observatory -- five layers of thin, silvery membrane that must unfurl reliably in space. Earlier this year, the first flight layer of the sunshield was delivered to Northrop Grumman.
Five globe-trotting, sun-blocking superheroes teach preschoolers about lifelong sun safety in a new curriculum available this summer based on research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to be a founding member of the Plant Science Research Network, which was launched this week. This effort, supported by a Research Coordination Network award from the National Science Foundation, will seek to unite the plant science community and to harness its collective vision and broad expertise to support agricultural sustainability and the growth of the bioeconomy.
Over the next four years, the Carl Zeiss Foundation will be providing support in the form of EUR 850,000 to the Advanced Lab for Electrochemistry and Electroorganic Synthesis, a unique collaborative research concept based at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany.